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Idaho is in the process of adopting EPA’s new rule Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 listing for Nicotine. This rule will impact how hazardous waste pharmaceuticals are managed in Idaho. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is hosting a webinar on the new rule March 10, from 9:00-11:00 am MST. We will focus on how this rule impacts hazardous waste pharmaceutical management at healthcare facilities, including but not limited to hospitals and clinics, optical or dental providers, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, chiropractors, and veterinarians. Those interested in...

IDAHO DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSES (IDOPL) EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION: JANUARY 29, 2021 IDOPL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT - https://elitepublic.bovm.idaho.gov/IBVMPORTAL/IBVM/OTHER/Emergency%20Proclamation%20-%20COVID19%20Vaccine%20Administration.pdf   COVID-19 VACCINE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - https://www.volunteeridaho.com/...

View in web browser | Unsubscribe COVID-19 Update February 4, 2021 COVID-19 vaccinations are top of mind across the country. As an AVMA member, we want to make sure you know the latest vaccine developments, where to get questions answered, and how you can access tools to help you and your team participate in the vaccine rollout. When can veterinarians get vaccinated? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued more detailed recommendations for vaccine distribution last week that are an important "win" for veterinary professionals. They recommend that anyone providing "veterinary services" be prioritized in Phase...

Scott Leibsle promoted to Idaho’s top state veterinarian position Tribune Jan 29, 2021 Scott Leibsle, who has worked as the Idaho deputy state veterinarian since 2011, has been named to the lead spot following the retirement of Bill Barton. Celia Gould, director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, announced the appointment Wednesday. Leibsle received his veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2003. He worked in Idaho for the first time in 2005 when he practiced for two years at Sawtooth Equine Service in Bellevue.  He then returned to Wisconsin to practice...

  Save the Date for our exciting new webinar series focused on neurology Starts February 10 Earn 1 CE credit at home for only $25.00   Presenter / Supervisor Topic Duration Type Date Dr. Annie Chen-Allen Neuro 1: The Art of the Neurologic Exam and Neurolocalization 1h Live Webinar 2/10/2021 Dr. Hilary Wright / Dr. Yael Merbl Neuro 2: Understanding Vestibular Disease 1h Live Webinar 3/10/2021 Dr. Yael Merbl Neuro 3: Common Spinal Diseases 1h Live Webinar 4/14/2021 Dr. Vishal Murthy Neuro 4:  Clinical use of EEG for Seizure Diagnosis and Beyond 1h Live Webinar 5/12/2021 Dr. Carlos Valerio / Dr. Annie Chen-Allen Neuro 5:  Common Idiopathic Syndromes of the Nervous System 1h Live Webinar 6/9/2021 Dr. Hilary Wright / Dr. Annie Chen-Allen Neuro 6:  CBD Oil use in Neurological Patients 1h Live Webinar 7/14/2021 Dr. Sarvenaz Bagheri / Dr. Vishal Murthy Neuro 7:  What are...

SAVE THE DATE     VIRTUAL CVM Spring Conference March 24-27, 2021 8 hours of CE credit will be offered. Tracks: Ag Animal, Equine, Small Animal and Technician March 24 @ 4pm - Bustad Distinguished Lecture Series with Lynette A. Hart (UC Davis) - 1 FREE Credit Hour March 25 - 6:00pm & 7:00pm (2 Credit Hours) March 26 - 6:00pm & 7:00pm (2 Credit Hours) March 27 - 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 11:30am (4 Credit Hours, with a 30 minute break @ 10am) Cost: Technicians - $100.00 & Veterinarians - $190.00   To learn more visit: Go.vetmed.wsu.edu/SpringConference     Questions If you have any questions about Spring Conference feel...

Information is current as of February 22, 2021 - In October 2020, the IVMA sent a formal request asking the Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC) to designate veterinarians and veterinary teams as high priority recipients. Since then, we've actively monitored the meetings waiting for confirmation of the subgroups within each category. At this time, Veterinarians, veterinary nurses, veterinary technicians serving service animals, search and rescue dogs, support animals, pets; animal agriculture workers employed in veterinary health are included in priority group 2.7. This group encompasses essential workers that cannot telecommute. Though we do not expect...

On October 20, 2020, the IVMA submitted a letter to the Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC) respectfully asking that veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants be included as a priority recipient group for vaccination against COVID-19 during Phase II. The request was based on AVMA recommendations and the CDC Playbook: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/downloads/COVID-19-Vaccination-Program-Interim_Playbook.pdf,    The CVAC categorized veterinarians and veterinary staff in priority group 2.7 as essential workers that cannot telecommute. Though there is no indication that this will change, subgroups will be clarified at the next CVAC meeting on January 8, 2021. Read more - https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/covid-19-vaccine/.   Public comments...

Continuing Education (CE) Requirement Changes: Temporary changes were made to Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine's Rules IDAPA 24.38.01.03 and 24.38.01.102.03 on March 20, 2020.  Biannual Continuing Education (CE) credit requirements were CUT IN HALF for both Veterinarians and Certified Veterinary Technicians, and these requirements will continue until after the June 2021 renewal period.   In addition, ALL of the credits can be obtained online. Until June 30, 2021, Veterinarians require (10) CE credits and Certified Veterinary Technicians require (7) CE credits for their biannual CE period.  After the June 2021 renewal period, the Veterinarian's CE requirements will revert to...

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